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Beach House/Vetiver @ Union Chapel, Aug 21st.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by musicmuleblog

vetiver

Beach House are Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Baltimore and they’ve risen to relative fame over the past couple of years playing support slots for the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, Victoria even sings on ‘Two Weeks’ which features on the new Grizzly Bear album. They play gorgeous, trippy guitar pop sometimes bordering on shoegaze without the distortion. Victoria’s throaty vocals are something to behold too.

For Fans Of: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Grizzly Bear, Atlas Sound.

Vetiver are from California and make up the other half of this stunning double bill and to be honest they pip it for me. Andy Cabic and his band Vetiver have a few impressive albums under their belt now and Andy has worked with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and a lot of the popular folk stars of recent years. Their vibrant west coast pop meets psych-folk sound is easy on the ears and warming on the heart. The band are tight as hell and will lead you through blissful pop tunes to head down jams with similar ease. Highly recommended.

For Fans Of: Devendra Banhart, Kings Of Convenience, Phosphorescent.

When? Friday, Aug 21st.

Where? Union Chapel, Angel.

How Much? £14

Tickets? ticketweb

mp3: Vetiver – Miles Apart
mp3: Beach House – Used To Be

Grizzly Bear @ Cedar Courtyard, SXSW 2009 Day 3, Fri March 20th.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, SXSW 2009, Tracks with tags , , , on March 21, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Grizzly Bear @ SXSW 2009 by musicmule.co.uk

mp3: Grizzly Bear – The Knife

Grizzly Bear are undoubtedly one of the best bands around at the moment. There’s a lot of buzz around them but they’ve earned it. Definitely not just a flash in the pan as they’ve been around for two albums already and their new album Veckatimest, out May 25th, promises to be up their with Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion as one of the American albums of the year come December. Tonight Victoria Legrand (Beach House) joins the band on stage for the first time ever to perform backing vocals on ‘Two Weeks’ as indeed she does on the album track. The band are awesome live so snap up any chances you may get to see them this year.

For Fans Of: Bon Iver, Micah P Hinson, The National.

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